About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in Prof. Jiawei Han’s Data Mining Group (DMG) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I obtained my M.S. degree and B.S. degree also at UIUC, in Computer Science and Computer Engineering respectively.

I am especially passionate about developing unsupervised and weakly-supervised (i.e., requires minimal human supervision) text mining techniques for organizing and exploring text data. As such, I work at the intersection of data mining, natural language processing and applied machine learning. In the long run, my research is dedicated to mining structured knowledge from large-scale text data in label-efficient ways.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (Current) in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Advisor: Prof. Jiawei Han

  • M.S. (2019) in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Advisor: Prof. Jiawei Han, [Thesis]

  • B.S. (2017) in Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Advisor: Prof. Sayan Mitra, Graduated with Highest Honor & Bronze Tablet

Contact

  • Email: yumeng5[at]illinois[dot]edu

  • Office: Room 1113, Thomas M. Siebel Center, 201 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801